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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just left the Island Inn having spent a 4day weekend here. Stayed on second floor of Matthew's Lodge. Had a fantastic view of the water. Room had a beachy cottage feel. Very comfortable and clean. Loved that the porch was totally screened in as we left the door open all the time fir fresh air, even at night for the...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The Island Inn on Sanibel Island is a step back in time with all of today's modern conveniences. It is easy to imagine an earlier time when there was plenty of room to spread out on prime beach real estate. Island Inn has lots of open space and a spectacular beach. The rooms are large and modern for mid century...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never having been to Sanibel, we didn't know what to expect or where to stay. My research turned up What looked like decent 3-star places that reminded me of motels -- with balconies facing the beach. And the beach is certainly the highlight...calm water, plentiful shells, unspoiled beaches. A few things about the Island Inn stood out. 1) the "inn"...

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the thorough and excellent review. It means so much when our guests take the time to explain the Inn to others on Trip Advisor. This is a great overview of the property and our amenities. We're happy you experienced the beach walk, we offer that because we feel that adds so much to guests enjoyment of their...

NYC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time on Sanibel Island. Loved it... quiet, laid back with great restaurants and beautiful beaches. Lots of nature preserves and shelling opportunities. The hotel is spotless with upscale room decor. Plenty of drawers and mirrors, nice furniture and high end hardware in bathroom. All with a beachy feel. We had a full kitchen which allowed us to shop...

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Waynesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here in late Jan. This was our first time staying on Sanibel. I absolutely fell in love with the island. This property is clean and beautiful!! All the staff are very friendly. It is very quiet and laid back. The shelling is absolutely fantastic!! We were in the Matthews Lodge. We were there for only...

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Boston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely older style beach resort with motel style building as well as separate cottages spread out in a large property. Our unit looked like it was recently renovated with a modern beach decor and had a small kitchen with full refrigerator and a screened in porch. The views and sunset were beautiful. The resort was quiet and there was plenty...

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review & giving future guests a good idea of what to expect when they arrive. Along with providing guests with a comfortable room, we believe that making our guests feel at home from the moment they walk through the door is an integral piece of what Island Inn is about. We hope you'll return to enjoy...

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had stayed on Sanibel in November and fell in love. Not so much with our previous hotel. The Island Inn was awesome! We stayed at Matthews Lodge and had a 2nd story room. Very friendly staff. Great room. Nice breakfast. If you have dinner you get 15% off but they charge you 18% gratuity. That was kind of odd....

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay! We have updated the 15% off coupon as most people stop reading after the "15% off". The coupon clearly states that an 18% gratuity will be added, but people don't seem to read that far...so we've highlighted that section to make sure people read the tip portion of the offer. While the restaurant and...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night in new wing of the Inn's property. There were several cottages and buildings. Very friendly and helpful staff. I loved walking the beach and the shelling was very good. I used the pool twice, the beach chairs were plentiful. A flashlight was provided with the room as the property was dark at night. Continental breakfast was...

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Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't a posh huge resort which is what we wanted. It is on a quiet part of the beach. Loved the walks along the beach in the morning without having to get int he car or cross the highway. Everything is immaculat. Great place for a vacation away from the crowds you find in parts of Florida. Loved, Loved...

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3Thank ohiowills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience with island in was wonderful. The staff and cleaning staff were great. They gave us lots of extra towels. We were told we could take chairs to the beach. Parking was free...Bike rental was $10 for 2 hours. The room was immaculate. We will be back. Oh..And the view from my room was breathtaking

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted "Best Inn on the Island," the Island Inn, with its combination of old Florida cottages and modern lodges, sits on 10 beautiful Gulf front acres, offering 550 feet of beach with some of the best shelling in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5697
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: €165 - €424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Island Sanibel
Island Resort Sanibel
Is Sanibel
Island Inn Sanibel Island, Florida
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#1 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“some gulf view”
 of 5 bubbles Active_traveler403, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get an upper floor if you want a view. Most are from an angle, not straight on.”
 of 5 bubbles ohiowills, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Matthew Cottage is located on the beachfront. All rooms in this cottage are similar with nice views.”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewR566, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great hotel website with photos; there is a live webcam facing the beach. Wave to people back home in real time (about a 10 second delay)!”
 of 5 bubbles EllenI828, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Cottage looking out on beach”
 of 5 bubbles 387istvang, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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